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It was previously stated that due to his criminal past and 10 year prison sentence that Hughie Fury’s father and trainer Peter Fury would be denied access to New Zealand to be in the corner of his sons first world title fight against Joseph Parker.
It has today been announced that Peter will be allowed access into New Zealand, and will be granted the chance to be in the corner of his son’s first title shot. He will be allowed to spend a month in New Zealand to prepare and acclimatize for the fight but must leave by May 10th.
“This is a national sporting event with worldwide interest, and Mr Fury is the trainer of Hughie Fury,” Bennett said to Fairfax Media. “While the decision to decline the initial application was correct according to Immigration New Zealand instruction, in this case, under section 17 of the Immigration Act 2009, I am granting a special direction to grant the visitor visa to Mr Fury.”